Peter Hessler的新书

February 24, 2010 on 5:36 pm | In 文坛书讯 | 8 Comments

Peter Hessler (何伟)出了新书,Country Driving: A Journey Through China From Farm to Factory,摘一段《纽约时报》书评里的描述:

The big story Mr. Hessler has to tell in “Country Driving” is about a country that’s feverishly on the move. Speaking of the early years of the last decade, he writes, “To drive across China was to find yourself in the middle of the largest migration in human history — nearly one-tenth of the population was on the road, finding new lives away from home.”

想起去年采访Colm Toibin,问他对中国最感兴趣的是什么,Toibin回答:

“作为一个小说家,我感兴趣的,始终是生活在巨变压力下的个体和他们的遭遇。那么多人迁移到城市里,那么多人,走的路超过他们的父母。”

而《纽约时报》书评结尾引用的Hessler书中的一句话,让人在心有戚戚的同时,又有种说不清的复杂心情。

“In China, it’s not such a terrible thing to be lost, because nobody else knows exactly where they’re going, either.”

(在中国,迷路不是一件那么可怕的事,因为其他人,也不清楚他们要去哪里。)

纽约时报书评全文:http://www.nytimes.com/2010/02/24/books/24book.html

Harper Collins网上刊有一些节选:http://www.harpercollins.com/book/index.aspx?isbn=9780061804090

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  1. 他以前有两本都有中文版呢 就是买不到 台版的 ……

    Comment by akid — February 24, 2010 7:25 pm UTC #

  2. 今天刚看了一篇他1999年的一篇关于中国西藏的文章 感叹写得真好 于是回来查作者 没想到他真的还那么厉害

    Comment by yolanda — December 20, 2010 6:02 am UTC #

  3. Seems like a good book. I especially love this line:

    “In China, it’s not such a terrible thing to be lost, because nobody else knows exactly where they’re going, either.”

    By the way, if I remember correctly, this has a movie adaptation, right? Or have I gotten the wrong title?

    Comment by Robert Werz — March 31, 2011 2:54 am UTC #

  4. In China…Being lost is all part of the process of arriving at your destination. The key is to stay calm and not lose patience.

    Comment by Greg — April 5, 2011 2:03 pm UTC #

  5. Great and good book. Have a copy now.

    Comment by stationery — April 7, 2011 6:39 am UTC #

  6. Great book, is there a movie?

    Comment by Kyle — April 14, 2011 10:30 am UTC #

  7. Does anyone know were i can get a copy of this book? I have looked everywhere!

    Thanks,

    N

    Comment by Nigel Stevens — April 27, 2011 6:54 am UTC #

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